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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at the Downtown Toledo Train Station in Toledo, Ohio, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton slammed Wall Street and corporate America while addressing Ohio voters



Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton went after Wall Street and corporate America during her speech Monday in Toledo, Ohio. 

Clinton said corporations were taking advantage of workers and proposed a set of policies she said would support them, according to Business Insider

"It is infuriating when [corporations] take tax break with one hand, and give out pink slips in America with the other hand," Clinton said. 

Clinton held up Wells Fargo and Mylan, which increased the price of the emergency drug EpiPen, as bad corporate actors. 

"Today I want to send a message to every boardroom, every executive suite across America," Clinton said during her speech. "If you scam your customers, exploit your employees, pollute our environment, or rip off taxpayers we will find ways to hold you accountable."

She added that she would crack down on corporate tax avoidance, referring to companies that move to a country with a more favorable tax rate. 

Clinton also delivered a heavy blow to corporations outsourcing jobs. 

"If they try to outsource jobs, they're going to have to give back every tax break they ever received in our country," she said. 

Hillary Clinton slammed Wall Street and corporate America while addressing Ohio voters

Clinton also capitalized on the opportunity to use Trump's alleged tax avoidance to boost her campaign in a state where she is trailing the Republican candidate. 

According to Politico, this was the first time Clinton directly responded to the New York Times report that revealed Trump may have avoided paying federal income taxes for 18 years. Although, Sunday her social media team responded to the report with a Trump tax calculator tool

Clinton used Monday's fiery speech to assure blue-collar workers in Ohio that Trump isn't looking out for people like them. 

She called Trump the "poster boy for the same rigged system that he would make even worse."

Ohio is considered a key state for Trump in November, but for the Clinton campaign it's not a "must-win" state, according to Politico. 

Regardless, Clinton drove home the idea that Trump wouldn't be doing the average worker any favors if he were to win in November. 

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